SHARING SATURDAY: Exploring the Roger System

In last week’s post we drop you a hint of the ROGER SYSTEM we created,

which allows to gain real time control over shading a character.

Conventionally, in cartooning, we use a method called “Carding” either in Photoshop or After Effects, but the result is rather boring, so we put the brain gears to work and created ROGER, so in just a few clicks, you get something like this:


Whether doing commissions or your own art, you are bound to arrive to the shading stage fairly tired. Your mental is down a notch, your hands are sweaty, and now you STILL have to do the shading?   UGH…

So now you take all the hard work you did prior  with color layers,  do a bit of voo doo, and hop!  shading is calculated for you, it gives a nice flare and your viewers and clients are now delighted with your work.  

For an ideal result it requires a final manual touch, but as you should know by know, creating, or .. ice breaking, as we call it, takes 10X more energy and time than correcting and retouching.

If you are one of the 10$ Patrons, you will get direct access to the Roger System as this month’s big reward.


NOTE: The ROGER system only works for Photoshop CS6 and beyond.

Ace and Sanji meet and...
  • Ace :I fucking hate my dad.
  • Sanji :Why so?
  • Ace :He left me. He left my mother, and he left me. He was a demon, a selfish being, only thinking about him and his goddamn freedom. He didn't care about anything. I hate him, I hope he is burning in hell. That's why my last name is Portgas and not Gol.
  • Sanji :Oh, okay.
  • Ace :What about you?
  • Sanji :Me? Oh, my siblings were always bullying me as a kid. When I was asking -sorry- begging my father to help me, he always reminded me how much of a worthless piece of shit I was. Yeah, I was worthless to him. And he was saying this as my brothers were beating the shit out of me. Sometimes, when he was in a better mood, he would put that iron helmet thing on my head and leave me in a sort of prison deep down in the darkest place of the castle. I was, and still am just a "dud", a mean to get to what he wants. But, it's okay I guess, we fucking hate each other.
  • Ace :...
  • Sanji :...
  • Ace :...
  • Sanji :...
  • Ace :I think I love my dad.
  • Sanji :Hell yeah you do. Lucky bastard...